Friday, August 21, 2009

Stockwell Day and When Ideology Trumps Common Decency

Stockwell Day may not be the most homophobic member of the new Conservative Party, but he is definitely in the running. However, with Day it becomes more than just making 'politically incorrect' remarks, but it's a lifestyle, driven by narrow minded attitudes.

An article in the TYEE, written during the 2004 election campaigns reminds us of just who Day really is. He may have been removed as leader of the Alliance Party but it was the same old views that made him such a good fit for the neo-cons.

The Man Who Walks with Dinosaurs
The return of Stockwell Day, who now implies that people with AIDS deserve no sympathy.
By Murray Dobbin, 1 Dec 2004,

He’s back. Stockwell Day, the man who once admitted that he believed humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, has once again revealed that he is not fit to hold public office. Then it was sort of funny (remember the “Doris” Day petition?) but this time it is just appalling. Press reports revealed recently that Mr. Day, who is the Conservative Party’s foreign affairs critic, refused to send condolences to the Palestinian people on the death of President Yassir Arafat. Why? Because of Mr. Arafat’s support for armed struggle against Israel? No. Because he might have died of AIDS ....

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